Merry Christmas!!! I was reading a DaySpring Devotion and thought I would share it:
This month, we are taking time to focus on Jesus, and the meaning of His names in your life.
This special series, “Jesus, Name Above All Names!” written by Roy Lessin, will run through the month of December. We hope you will join us today as we focus on His name “The Christ,” as found throughout the Scriptures…
And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. Matthew 1:16
The name Christ means Messiah. Messiah means the Anointed One, the One sent by God to be the Savior. For centuries the Jewish people had known through the promises God made to Abraham, Moses, and David that Messiah would come. The prophets also spoke of the Messiah’s coming. Isaiah proclaimed, “His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
The name Jesus Christ means that He is the Savior of all who believe; the promised Messiah, and the anointed redeemer of Israel. He is the one God so faithfully promised.
Jesus was sent by the God of Israel, He did not send Himself; Jesus was appointed by the God of Israel, He did not appoint Himself; Jesus was anointed by the God of Israel, He did not anoint Himself. Jesus knew why He was sent, no one had to tell Him; He understood why He was sent, no one had to explain it to Him; He rejoiced in why He was sent, no one had to motivate Him. His place, His person, His position, His passion, His purpose, flowed out of the anointing He carried as the one sent by God.
Jesus, you are the wonderful Messiah, Savior of the world, redeemer , and You are God’s promised deliverer–the only One! I praise You and give You glory and honor. I am so glad You were born, and that You died, and rose again, to save sinners like me. I would have no hope if You had not come to redeem me.Blessed be Your name! Amen!